A Chicago veteran missed his graduation day in 1944 serving in World War II. But on June 13, 2019, he walked across the stage, officially graduating with the Class of 2019.
William Wagner, 94, was drafted during the last half of his senior year at Tilden High School on Chicago's South Side, ABC7 reported.
"They told me to take history and civics to get my diploma," Wagner told ABC7. "I went to the draft board and they said, 'Punk you got a number, you got to go.'"